Its French Nazis and French Soviet-Enthusiasts who brought ruin to France in the first place. The Resistance was very small. And its taken a generation for French people to properly appreciate Americas role in WWII.
Actually it was elements of the French Revolution itself that ruined France.
How history is interpreted matters A LOT.
The French Revolution was a damned disaster. The monarchy was no good, they were better off without it but streets filled with the blood of innocents spilled for years by corrupt, amoral, power hungry maniacs was not the answer.
Robespierre: "If the basis of popular government in peacetime is virtue, the basis of popular government during a revolution is both virtue and terror; virtue, without which terror is baneful; terror, without which virtue is powerless. Terror is nothing more than speedy, severe and inflexible justice; it is thus an emanation of virtue; it is less a principle in itself, than a consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing needs of the patrie."
Virtue without murder is bad. In fact murder IS virtuous. ISIS would agree.